Staff Writer

High School Optimist Youth of the Month for April were Heather Allen and Nicholas Kelly.

Heather Allen has a 3.46 GPA, is on the “AB” Honor Roll and is enrolled in Pre-AP classes. She is planning to attend Texas Women’s University in the fall and becoming a Dental Hygienist.

Her achievements include being a member of FCCLA, FCA and SADD; she is on he yearbook and Student Council. Allen is an All-American nominee and the 2008 Homecoming Queen.

Allen is also a Volleyball Captain, Cheerleading Captain, Class Officer and FCCLA Officer.

Her community involvement includes volunteering for Relay for Life, participating in Ready, Set, Teach, the Carter blood drive, canned food drives, Christmas Express, picking up trash, Special Olympics and yard work.

Nicholas Kelly is a “B” student and plans to attend Hill College and pursue a career in radiation protection. He learned mechanics in his shop class.

Kelly was in FCCLA in the 10th and 11th grades and now works as the assistant manager of Mr. Jim’s Pizza.

Kelly has participated in fund-raisers for FCCLA.